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Marian Anderson Owen Hunt
Regents' Proceedings 1146

Marian Owen Anderson Hunt, Professor of Music, has retired from active faculty status as of May 31, 1978, after a career of dedicated service as a teacher and pianist.

Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, Professor Owen Hunt made her debut with the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra under composer/conductor Amadeo Roldan. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in music from the University of North Carolina in 1932 and, in 1938, was awarded a Diploma from the Juilliard Graduate School, where she studied piano with Josef and Rosina Lhevinne, chamber music with Felix Salmond, and theory and composition with Bernard Wagenaar.

While a fellowship student at Juilliard, she taught there as an associate member of the faculty. After graduation she taught several years for the Juilliard Foundation Extension Service. During the summer of 1944 she coached with the late Joseph Brinkman, professor of piano, and attended Artur Schnabel's master classes at The University of Michigan. She received a Master of Music degree from The University of Michigan in 1946.

During her years on the faculty, she has performed with the University Symphony Orchestra and the Stanley Quartet and has given the Ann Arbor premieres of works by contemporary composers such as Alberto Ginastera, Norman Dello Joio, and Ross Lee Finney.

Professor Owen Hunt has been active in most committees of the School of Music, including the Executive Committee. She was Chairman of the Piano Department for three years. A member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Kappa Gamma, she was selected music delegate to the 1977 Mu Phi Epsilon national convention and was chosen through competition to perform for the convention's closing concert.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and artist for her dedicated service by naming her Professor Emerita of Music.